A massive 8.8 magnitude earthquake hit the Pacific Ocean nearby Northeastern Japan at around 2:46pm on March 11 (JST) causing damage with blackouts, fire and tsunami. Our thoughts and prayers rest with the victims an survivors of the catastrophic events that affected people from Tokyo to Hawaii to the Pacific Coast of the United States an beyond.
Google has put up an excellent crisis response site providing the information regarding the disaster and damage with realtime updates. It is compiling information with maps, social media, news and video to create a place where people can get answers and see the scope of the problems there.
If you have news about or loved ones affected by this tragedy, please let us know. We would like to include you in our prayers.